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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Happy Birthday Jessi! Love You! A WALK DOWN MEMORY LANE 12yrs OF FRIENDSHIP

Middle School. I'll never forget the day we declared "bestfriendship". Jennifer Howard's birthday party in 7th grade. We didn't get along in 6th grade because we both had a crush on Nick Swanson.

Funny story. After 6 years of not living at home my mom finally repainted my bedroom but she couldn't bring her self to paint all of it. She left our handprints that were on the back of the built-in shelf. You, me, Kellie, Linzi, Lesley and Kristin, THE SIX! Remember?
We were too nice to exclude anyone from our 'buddy picture'.
Hey its Caylan! she looks mad.

High School. So I only tried out for the LHS dance team because you made me. Wait, the only reason I tried out for Western Oregon is because you made me..... you've played a huge part in my life decision making. I can't even imagine my life without dance?! Thanks for bossing me around!
Senior... I also think I only did STARS because you made me. Wow!

So my computer crashed and I have no pictures from college. sad! Maybe all my college friends should email me some.. thanks.

So we were roommates our freshman year, housemates our sophmore & junior year and then I was the maid-of-honor in your wedding. I cried the whole day. Im still embarrassed about my speech. You were/are incredibly beautiful!

And then you were the maid-of-honor in my wedding. Isn't that cool! You were so great, actually, Im wearing my Mrs. Kelley robe you got me right now. Yes, I still haven't showered today.

Wow, we are adults now and you are a mommy. Im so proud of you and so thankful that God has kept us together. Lets be friends until we are 85yrs old.

So I googled "12years" to see if I could think of something clever.

We've been friends for a whole Chinese cycle!

" The Chinese animal signs are a 12-year cycle used for dating the years. They represent a cyclical concept of time, rather than the Western linear concept of time. The Chinese Lunar Calendar is based on the cycles of the moon"



Jessica said...

wow!!! we were so little and wore way too much make up. thanks for all the memories, love you

The Lewis and Ruby Blog World said...

I like the painting picture...you have paint all through your hair and Jess has a nice little hair protection hat....nice!

The Guy and Tiny Asian said...

What I didn't mention is that we were using oil based primer. I learned a valuable lesson that day. PRIMER DOESNT COME OFF!

Jim and Brea said...

Aw! You guys were so cute. Happy birthday Jess!

Samantha said...

aww, all the things you said to her are so sweet!! I love all the pictures, so cute!